Practical Purchasing Skills - theory, practice and techniques

CP Training Consortium
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Length: 1 week
Location: Nationwide
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Practical Purchasing Skills - theory, practice and techniques

Practical Purchasing Skills

Practical Purchasing Skills: Theory, Practice and Techniques - in-house training for your company

Learn to create faster process times and manage business operations with decreased stock-holding while maintaining a high level of service through more efficient use of materials. In this practical in house training participants will build on established purchasing principles and develop a wide range of techniques and tools based on current best practice for fast processing, reduced costs, and overall better performance of the procurement process. 

A customisable learning solution

This in house training is built to fit your exact needs. All customised course content is presented alongside practical exercises and case studies meant to demonstrate the tools and techniques presented. Led by an expert instructor, participants will discuss best practice in an open yet challenging fashion, leaning from real world examples and prepared to implement changes upon returning to their organisation.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This in-house training is intended for staff with some level of experience in material and equipment procurement and supply. Anyone in a position to introduce purchasing strategies, technical staff needing the procured items, as well as purchasing, inventory, and warehouse personnel will also benefit from this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Outcomes for this in house training will depend on training design and customisations. Participating companies will equip their staff procurement and supply staff with the skills needed to:

  • Identify various techniques aimed at reducing the costs involved in purchasing materials & equipment.
  • Automate various activities within the inventory and purchasing management processes.
  • Determine the key data to be provided and requested in an bid enquiry document.
  • Utilise feedback during operational and disposal phases to recognise purchasing benefits.
  • Apply the appropriate level of expediting to a given purchase order.
  • Recognise the metrics to be considered in order to measure purchasing and supply performance effectively.

Training Course Content

Course content for this in-house training will vary depending on business needs and requirements. 

Example training topics:

  • Materials and equipment: time and costs and application of suitable tactics
  • Development of Enquiry / RFP packages for bidders: what to tell the bidders / what to ask for
  • Preparation of Bid Evaluation plans: technical, commercial and quality considerations
  • Performing bid evaluations: find the ‘best’ offer
  • Supplier selection for bidding: supplier appraisal / pre-qualification
  • Purchase requirements: minimising prices paid and reducing the total lead time
  • Purchasing decisions: influence the warehousing & storage costs
  • Performance of purchased items: monitoring for now and future
  • Inventory management: how decisions are made, optimising stock levels, looking at alternatives
  • Assessing levels for expediting and quality control: achieve on-time delivery of items given specifications


CP Training delivers this training programme on an in-house basis, to meet the specific training needs in your team, offering you a cost effective solution for your staff training.

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